DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Sep. 11, 2019 1 min read

California blazes the trail for gig-worker protections. The contractor loop hole that exempted Uber and others from paying minimum wages or offering vacation is closed. Amazing political victory. Bravo, CA. Bravo 👏👏  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/technology/california-gig-economy-bill.html 

Of course Uber and other gig-economy exploiters are already mounting an attack on democratic oversight. They’ve pledge $90m to attempt re-opening the loop hole, so their valuations aren’t jeopardized by having to pay workers fairly or offer benefits. May they fail in flames.

“Let’s be clear: there is nothing innovative about underpaying someone for their labor.”, was the message from lawmakers. But that’s half the valuation engine behind Silicon Valley 😂. Underpaying gig workers is how you fund San Francisco ping pong tables!

You can follow @dhh.


Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.

Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.